Florida: Restaurant owners and employees thank Gov Ron DeSantis

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), released a video of restaurant members and employees thanking Governor Ron DeSantis for supporting Florida restaurants by allowing them to remain open and safely operating.

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“On behalf of that 10,000 members of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), I want to thank Governor DeSantis for his support for our industry and the people we employ,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of FRLA. “While other states go backwards, shutting down restaurants, putting people out of work, and crippling an already-devastated economy, Governor DeSantis promotes accountability and personal choice, and he recognizes that our teams have a right to safely operate and earn a living. Thank you, Governor DeSantis, for having the backs of more than 1.5 million Florida families who work in the greatest industry in Florida – hospitality.”

Last week at the Okeechobee Steak House in West Palm Beach, Governor DeSantis held a press conference where he discussed the unfair targeting of restaurants, the closure of restaurants in other states, and his promise to not shut down Florida restaurants as they try to recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic this year.


  1. How can it be safe when you have managers and staff at some restaurants and cooks not wearing mask.

  2. No reply from the many dead people who were infected so bars and restaurants could make money.

  3. Restaurants in my area never closed, there is no safe distancing or masks. Cars, motorcycles crowd the parking areas. It’s a big party. As for this video this guys seating area is not at a safe distance of 6 ft all around. Makes me wonder if his employees wear masks. Desantis thinks he’s Trump instead he’s a chump for undermining COVID relief. Thanksgiving and Christmas are superspreaders. Coming up New Years Eve. Then Superbowl and Gasparilla February another COVID feast. At this rate with these selfish party goers COVID will be here for another year regardless of vaccine!

    1. So freaking happy I live in Florida. Thank you Governor Desantis

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